NH Adding an Endorsement to a Teaching Certificate

Adding an Endorsement to a New Hampshire Teaching Certificate

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently.  It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.

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How to Add an Additional Endorsement


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Educators holding current New Hampshire teaching certificates can apply for certification in additional teaching areas by completing a state-approved teacher preparation program and content exam(s) in the new teaching area or through demonstration of competency via a portfolio review, oral exam, and evaluation of experience. For more information on certification pathways, see the New Hampshire Department of Education website.

Note: The requirements to add an endorsement in New Hampshire are the same, whether you are adding an endorsement at a new grade level (Elementary to Secondary) or the same grade level (Secondary to Secondary).



Graduates of WGU endorsement preparation programs can apply for New Hampshire certification in that endorsement area by following these steps:

Step 1:  Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended. Once your graduation application has been processed by the WGU Records Office you will receive a notification with information on how to order two complimentary copies of your official WGU transcript from the National Student Clearinghouse. You will have the option of selecting electronic or mail delivery. You must select electronic delivery in order for the New Hampshire Department of Education to accept the electronic transcript as described in their Educator Digital Document Upload instructions. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see the WGU Transcript FAQ article. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript.

Step 2: Send an email to the WGU Certification Officer at licensure@wgu.edu requesting that a letter be emailed to you on university letterhead verifying that you have completed your state-approved teacher or administrator preparation program at WGU.  This letter will be provided to you via email for you to upload to your online application.

Step 3: If the New Hampshire Department of Education is not listed as a recipient on your Praxis score report, you will need to contact ETS and request that they mail an official score report directly to NH DOE.  You may do this by calling 1-800-772-9476 or by submitting the Additional Score Report Request Form to ETS via fax or mail.  

Step 4: Apply online indicating you are applying via Alternative 2.  For instructions, see the Educator Certification Process: Alternative 2


Step 5: Complete the application process online by providing all documentation as directed in the New Hampshire Department of Education's Educator Digital Document Upload instructions and paying the required endorsement fee.




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